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Stefanos Zenios | Steve Fyffe
July 28, 2015
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Design Thinking is About Doing

Stefanos Zenios describes an action plan for entrepreneurs.

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Members of Hong Kong's Health Department participate in a simulation exercise at the Hong Kong International Airport March 17, 2006 | Reuters/Alex Hofford/Pool
July 28, 2015
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How Fear of Contagious Diseases Fuels Xenophobia

Fear of contagion makes people irrational.

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Engineer Buford Taylor sits on a couch as he works on his computer at Eventbrite headquarters in the South of Market area in San Francisco, California
July 28, 2015
Written

Yossi Feinberg: Lessons from the Real Silicon Valley

An economist says that beneath the region's veneer, there are business principles entrepreneurs can all learn from.

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Victor Koo, chairman and chief executive of  Youku Tudou Inc. | Courtesy Victor Koo
July 23, 2015
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Victor Koo: Venture Capital Firms are Proliferating in China

Youku Tudou CEO on micro movies and other ways Chinese directors are leveraging the internet.

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Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg being escorted by security guards | Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
July 21, 2015
Written

Elizabeth Blankespoor: In IPO Road Shows, the Messenger Is the Message

New research shows that snap judgments of a CEO’s presentation style affect stock price.

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July 13, 2015
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Iván Marinovic: Why Honest Job Appraisals Can Be Bad for Business

Honesty isn't always the best policy when it comes to performance reviews.

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The Language of nonprofits includes phrases like "human rights," "efficiency," "social capital," "global health," "catalyst," "social change," "outcomes," "survey," "leadership," "democracy", and "data."
July 2, 2015
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Walter W. Powell: The Language of Nonprofits is Changing

As charitable organizations collaborate more with businesses, their vocabulary transforms.

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A dove lands on barbed wire during a protest outside the presidential palace in Manila in 2008 | Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
July 21, 2015
Written

What Makes Third Parties Intervene in a Conflict?

The motivation of mediators is not solely altruistic.

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An illustration of a large fish swimming near a small fish
July 8, 2015
Written

In Technology, Small Fish (Almost Always) Eat Big Fish

Leslie’s Law shows how startups can own their markets.

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Researchers: How Much Difference Does a Boss Make?

A new study finds that good middle managers add to workplace productivity.
September 25, 2012
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Helping Business Save Energy, Two Ways

How Brenden Millstein’s Carbon Lighthouse is changing the business model on corporate energy conservation and carbon offsets.
September 25, 2012
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Solving the Problem of School Bandwidth

How to increase access to high-speed networks, and finally make digital learning in public schools a reality.
September 24, 2012
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Jessica Herrin: “I Feel Like I'm in the Happiness Business”

The founder of Stella & Dot discusses leadership, emotional intelligence, and an "angel in a cowboy hat."
September 20, 2012
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Hire Missionaries, Not Mercenaries

James Gutierrez, MBA '05, discusses how he built Progreso Financiero, where he gets his best ideas, and the best advice he's ever received.
September 20, 2012
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Ilan Guttman: How Does Transparency Affect Financial Crises?

A scholar argues that panicky investor behavior stems, in part, from the heightened reluctance of managers to disclose bad news.
September 20, 2012
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Kwabena Amporful: Building Better Teachers

A new program looks to improve student outcomes in his native Ghana, and beyond, by starting at the source of success.
September 14, 2012
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In the Atlantic.com, Lenny T. Mendonca examines America's "crippling lack of high-skill workers."
September 14, 2012
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Chip Conley: The Power of "Noble Experiments"

The founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels, discusses leadership, his bad first job, and the best business book he's ever read.
September 14, 2012
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Randall Bolten: "Painting with Numbers"

In a new book, a Stanford GSB alum explores how to present financials so people "get it."